The online portal to Kent State

Ben Wolford

It wouldn’t be a feature of Kent State if it weren’t prefixed with the word “Flash.”

There are FlashAlerts, “In a Flash” weekly messages from President Lester Lefton and FlashCash.

Perhaps most often used, though, is FlashLine, the Web site where students can check up on almost anything that concerns them academically and financially on campus.

From, students can log in to FlashLine with their user name and password.

“(Students) will probably mostly be looking at their schedule and their e-mail,” said Barb Boltz, project director of enrollment data and systems support. “And then probably dropping out of classes – unfortunately.”

But that’s not all it can do.

“There’s a lot of other information out there,” Boltz said.

&bull Under the “Student Tools” tab, clicking the link “Print Student Schedule” will give you access to your Banner ID number and class schedule by term.

&bull Also under the “Student Tools” tab is a link called “Access FlashFAST” through which you can add or drop classes, view grades, request transcripts, view financial aid status and view your Bursar’s account.

&bull Under “My Account” in the “Student Tools” tab, you can pay tuition online and, if you have a car, pay the inevitable parking ticket.

&bull Under the “My Courses” tab, you can access Vista, a site where teachers may post running grades and test scores, assignments, lectures and the syllabus.

&bull Underneath the link to Vista in the “My Courses” tab is the link to KAPS, the Kent Academic Progress System. It tracks how many fulfilled and unfulfilled hours you have toward your degree.

&bull If you have an on-campus job, the

“My HR” tab has links to direct deposit information, earnings history and pay stubs.

&bull If you’re looking for a career, the “Student Career Path” tab has helpful links such as “What Can I Do With This Major” and “Obtain Internships.”

&bull Under the “My Campus” tab, you’ll find personal announcements, perhaps most important when winter comes. It’s the first place where snow days are announced. But in that tab there is also a phone directory to find contact information for anyone on campus, campus resources links and academic services links.

&bull From the FlashLine homepage, you can access your Kent State e-mail account at the top right of the screen. This is the account where you’ll be contacted with information regarding Kent State, though you may forward that mail to another account.

Contact principal reporter Ben Wolford at [email protected].